Look through the calendar to see what is going on in and around the Blaenavon area.
The events listed are no more than 1 hours drive from the World Heritage Site so why not use Oakfield B&B as your base?
Hopefully there is something for everyone!

May
26
Sat
Guided Walk – Human Endeavour Trail @ Start at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Human EndeavourHuman Endeavour

May 26th 10:00am – 1:00pm

Start your Bank Holiday off with a volunteer led guided walk of about 5 km (3 miles). The walk passes Rifle Green Car Park (alternative start point: SO262095), takes us up to the prominent chimney of Hill Pits, before returning via Garn Lakes reedbeds – an example of successful land reclamation in progress.
The walk takes you through the landscapes of the World Heritage Site.  You will see the scars left by man on their surroundings.

This walk will start from the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre at 10.00 a.m.

Suitable for older children, but not recommended for people with limited mobility as it goes over paths which may be muddy.
Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared in case of wet weather.
A leaflet about this route can be obtained from the World Heritage Centre.

For more information about the volunteers – Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group – go to Facebook/BWHEG

Jun
2
Sat
Nocturnal Birds & Bat Evening Walk @ Start Point = Blaenavon World Heritage Centre Car Park
Jun 2 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

NightjarNocturnal Birds & Bat Evening

As part of Wales Biodiversity Week BWHEG volunteers will be recording bats and nocturnal birds in the Blaenavon Community Woodland.

After driving to Llanover Road at dusk they will look and listen for the mysterious Nightjars emerging from the woods to hunt over the moor, as well as owls and other birds.

The volunteers will be using acoustic bat detectors to convert their ultrasound echolocation calls to ones that can be heard and, with the aid of state-of-the-art technology, identify automatically.

Pipistrelle Bat

Suitable for all, the event will involve a little walking on the road.
Bring binoculars if you have them. Bat detectors will be made available.
Please note that the activity will be cancelled in the event of wet or very windy weather.

This activity is child friendly with an “easy” exertion level.
No dogs on this event.

For more information about the work of the volunteers go to bwheg.wales or Facebook.com/BWHEG

Jul
14
Sat
Nocturnal Birds & Bat Evening Walk @ Start Point = Blaenavon World Heritage Centre Car Park
Jul 14 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

NightjarNocturnal Birds & Bat Evening

As part of Wales Biodiversity Week BWHEG volunteers will be recording bats and nocturnal birds in the Blaenavon Community Woodland.

After driving to Llanover Road at dusk they will look and listen for the mysterious Nightjars emerging from the woods to hunt over the moor, as well as owls and other birds.

The volunteers will be using acoustic bat detectors to convert their ultrasound echolocation calls to ones that can be heard and, with the aid of state-of-the-art technology, identify automatically.

Pipistrelle Bat

Suitable for all, the event will involve a little walking on the road.
Bring binoculars if you have them. Bat detectors will be made available.
Please note that the activity will be cancelled in the event of wet or very windy weather.

This activity is child friendly with an “easy” exertion level.
No dogs on this event.

For more information about the work of the volunteers go to bwheg.wales or Facebook.com/BWHEG